KIOXIA Announces XG7/XG7-P PCIe 4.0 SSDs for High-end Client Applications

KIOXIA is announcing the release of their new XG7/XG7-P Series of PC OEM-focused SSDs, updating their portfolio of PCIe 4.0 client SSDs for desktops, notebooks and workstations. KIOXIA’s comprehensive product offerings now span enterprise, data center and client segments, addressing a wide array of usage scenarios and optimizing tomorrow’s data, service and content-driven environment.

Designed for demanding PC environments, the new XG7/XG7-P Series provides 2x the sequential read performance and approximately 1.6x the sequential write performance as compared to the PCIe Gen3-based XG6 Series, creating a high-performance, feature-rich storage experience for content creators, professionals and gamers. Offering leading capacity of up to 4096GB, the XG7-P Series SSDs allow power users to take advantage of PCIe Gen4 x 4 lane bandwidth and plenty of storage space. The XG7/XG7-P Series utilizes an all-new in-house controller that is vertically integrated with KIOXIA BiCS FLASH™ 3D flash memory. This ensures next-generation feature support, including NVMe® 1.4 specification and System Management Bus (SMBus) for optimized system thermal management through a sideband channel.

According to Alvaro Toledo, KIOXIA’s vice president of SSD marketing and product planning, “KIOXIA is leading the transition to next generation storage with our all-encompassing PCIe 4.0 SSD product line and our all-new XG7/XG7-P Series. We are excited to complete our portfolio transition to PCIe 4.0 enabling the future of gaming, mobile computing and workstation applications.”

KIOXIA’s XG7/XG7-P Series are constructed in the M.2 type 2280 form factor, supporting TCG Pyrite 2.01 and TCG Opal SSC 2.01 as a planned option. The XG7 Series is offered in capacities of 256GB, 512GB and 1024GB. For users seeking a higher-capacity solution, the XG7-P is offered in capacities of 2048GB and 4096GB.

Qualification samples are currently shipping to OEM customers. You can view KIOXIA America’s Flash Memory Summit 2020 virtual booth for more details. KIOXIA advises that they are also planning a non-OEM client version sometime early in 2021. Watch for our upcoming review of the client version once it becomes available. For more information, you can visit KIOXIA.com.

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